Bus Priority Requires More Than Paint

Photo of New York City bus lane violation.

Photo of New York City bus lane violation.

This picture of a bus lane in New York City shows how easily bus priority treatments can be violated without enforcement mechanisms in place. Traffic control officers, bus-mounted cameras or self-enforcing contra-flow lanes can help ensure that street space dedicated to buses is available for them to use.  Bus priority is a hot topic here at PlanItMetro.

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  1. December 9th, 2013 at 10:38 | #1

    The area received bus corridor enhancement TIGER funds THREE YEARS AGO. Since then, we have heard nothing about what is being done with that money.

    http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecoveryData/pages/RecipientProjectSummary508.aspx?AwardIdSur=125626

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  2. Michael
    December 9th, 2013 at 10:51 | #2

    @Adam Lewis
    Hi, Adam:

    We posted an article on the status of the TIGER grant projects in August:

    http://planitmetro.com/2013/08/06/tiger-builds-momentum-for-metro-2025/

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  3. steve strauss
    December 9th, 2013 at 11:10 | #3

    Using humans for traffic enforcement and traffic direction seems very 20th century to me. We have the technology to do it in other ways at much lower cost. There are also just a limited number of places in the region that have the volumes of high occupancy vehicles and buses for bus-only lanes.

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